Last Friday was our annual ELCJHL Football Tournament in Beit Sahour. We missed the Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope in Ramallah due to difficult travel conditions, but we had a great time coming together as Lutheran schools to have some fun. Alf mabrook to the Beit Sahour team who won this year!
The senior “Tawjihi” class of the Evangelical Lutheran Schools graduated this month, commemorating over a decade of academic achievement, companionship, and talent. Alf mabrook to our graduates, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!
We love our students’ love of learning! On February 26th, students from ELS Beit Sahour demonstrated a very impressive science fair. Projects included the effects of cigarette smoking, “underwater fire” and conducting electricity! Way to go Beit Sahour!
Yesterday was Palestinian Teacher’s Day! Our schools celebrated our amazing staff at all of our schools with food, speeches from our principals, and gifts for each staff member. Though yesterday was the national holiday, we thank God every day for our amazing teaching staff at each of our schools. Without them, our educational ministry is … [Read more…]
When it comes to Environmental Stewardship, the ELCJHL walks the walk. Just this past week, we launched the “Zero Waste” initiative, which will eliminate all plastic use from 3 of our 4 schools. The Environmental Education Center facilitated this movement, and greatly aided by providing reusable lunchboxes and water bottles for each student. Plastic is … [Read more…]
Happy Reformation Day! Our 8th graders came together in community on Monday, November 1st, in celebration of this special Lutheran holiday. Students enjoyed some fun sport competitions, a video about Martin Luther’s life, a discussion about what reformation in the church looks like today, and some arts and crafts.Our bishop Ibrahim Azar, our Director of … [Read more…]
The Bethlehem community filled Manger Square with Joy on October 30th to celebrate another Palestinian olive harvest! Festivities included opening words from Bishop Azar among other community and political leaders. Attendees shopped among the many market booths open selling local Palestinian foods and homemade goods. Students from the Evangelical Lutheran School of Beit Sahour as … [Read more…]
This week, students from all ELCJHL schools participated in an olive harvest campaign. In Palestine, olive picking is a joy and an important part of the Palestinian identity, but it is a lot of work. Often, farmers recruit many family members, friends, and volunteers from the community to help harvest all the olives and ensure … [Read more…]
Today, the eighth graders of the Evangelical Lutheran School of Beit Sahour, in a trip facilitated by the EEC and accompanied by an EEC educator, traveled to Sarras Farm to learn about Palestinian agriculture. In Palestine, farming is always plagued with resistance from surrounding settlers and land disputes. The Sarras farm is no different. Students … [Read more…]
Go team go! Today, our four ELCJHL schools competed in a friendly soccer competition. Teachers, principals, and students from all schools traveled to Beit Sahour to cheer on their team, and spend time as a community. Some great soccer was played! We are very proud of our players from all the schools.